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Fulton, A. E.; Dimitropoulos, G.; Ayala, J.; McLaughlin, A. M.; Baynton, M.; Blaug, C.; Collins, T.; Elliott, G.; Judge-Stasiak, A.; Letkemann, L.; Ragan, E. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
Field practicum plays a central role in social work education by socializing social work students to the profession and facilitating the integration of theoretical knowledge with skill development. Students can be apprehensive about beginning practicum and often lack adequate formal preparation for the practicum experience. This study evaluates…
Descriptors: Practicums, Field Experience Programs, Social Work, Masters Programs
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Oliphant, Sarah Moore; Ritchie, Dennis J.; Origanti, Francis – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
This article examines three models of international social work learning experiences through the lens of Gray's (2005) three paradoxical processes: indigenization, universalism, and imperialism.
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Learning Experience, Models
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Stanley-Clarke, Nicky; English, Awhina; Yeung, Polly – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
The development of new e-technologies and an increased focus on developing distance social work education programs has created the impetus for social work educators to consider the tools they can employ in delivering distance courses. This article reflects on an action learning research project involving the development of an online toolbox of…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Reflection, Technology Uses in Education, Experiential Learning
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Tam, Dora M. Y.; Brown, Anh; Paz, Eva; Birnbaum, Rachel; Kwok, Siu Ming – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
This article examines the challenges faced by social work field instructors in two Canadian provinces. The results are based on the responses from 239 field instructors to a questionnaire survey. Findings highlight student difficulties, administrative issues with the social work schools, and practicum setting challenges. These demands hinder the…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Foreign Countries, Field Experience Programs
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Critelli, Filomena; Lewis, Laura; Méndez-López, Adalberto – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
This article examines an innovative model of online international education regarding disability through a human rights perspective piloted through a collaboration between Universidad LaSalle, Mexico, and University at Buffalo, United States. The course is organized around a pressing global human rights and development issue. Its objective is to…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Teaching Methods, Case Studies
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Monrad, Merete; Mølholt, Anne-Kirstine – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
Problem-based learning (PBL) constitutes a promising way of integrating academia and social work practice because PBL fosters engagement with real-life problems and enhances important skills needed in social work practice. However, little attention has been given to social work students' experiences of PBL. In this article we address this gap by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Based Learning, Social Work, Student Experience
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Katz, Ellen; Serbinski, Sarah; Mishna, Faye – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
Social work educators often teach students clinical knowledge within a university classroom, whereas students tend to learn clinical practice through their practicum experiences. This article describes data from a cross-sectional, mixed-method study on one way to effectively bridge the gap between teaching clinical knowledge and practice to…
Descriptors: Social Work, Mixed Methods Research, Graduate Students, Teaching Methods
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Berger, Roni; Paul, Marilyn S. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
Schools of social work are increasingly offering study abroad courses as a strategy for enhancing future practitioners' knowledge and skills in serving individuals and families of diverse sociocultural backgrounds. Literature relative to such educational initiatives has focused on the characteristics, motivations, and outcomes for students and…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Social Work, Counselor Training, College Faculty
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Newcomb, Michelle; Burton, Judith; Edwards, Niki – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
Many students pursuing social work and human services courses have experienced adverse childhoods. This article focuses on their learning about self-care, an important skill for future practice. Interviews with 20 undergraduate students with a history of childhood adversity found unmet needs both for conceptualizing self-care and developing…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Disadvantaged, Child Development, Role Models
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Braganza, Morgan; Akesson, Bree; Rothwell, David – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
Grounded theory is a popular methodological approach in social work research, especially by doctoral students conducting qualitative research. The approach, however, is not always used consistently or as originally designed, compromising the quality of the research. The aim of the current study is to assess the quality of recent Canadian social…
Descriptors: Social Work, Doctoral Dissertations, Grounded Theory, Qualitative Research
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Bromfield, Nicole F.; Capous-Desyllas, Moshoula – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
This article explores a classroom project in which we used photovoice as a pedagogical tool to enhance personal and professional self-awareness among female, Muslim, social work students in an intercultural classroom setting located in the Arabian Gulf. We begin with an overview and discussion of arts-based approaches to education and then provide…
Descriptors: Photography, Social Action, Females, Muslims
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Teater, Barbra; Roy, Jessica; Carpenter, John; Forrester, Donald; Devaney, John; Scourfield, Jonathan – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
Students in the United Kingdom (UK) are found to lack knowledge and skills in quantitative research methods. To address this gap, a quantitative research method and statistical analysis curriculum comprising 10 individual lessons was developed, piloted, and evaluated at two universities The evaluation found that BSW students' (N = 81)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Social Work, Curriculum Development
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Lam, Ching Man; Yan, Miu Chung; Liang, Yan – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
In-service training as a form of continuing professional education (CPE) is important for social work professionals to maintain their skills and enhance their knowledge for publicly accountable practice. These goals are concerns in Mainland China, which has experienced rapid development in social work since economic reforms started in the early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Work, Professional Continuing Education, Experimental Programs
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Pollack, Shoshana – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
This article reports on a study of student experiences of a Walls to Bridges (W2B) class taught by Faculty of Social Work instructors in a Canadian women's prison. The Walls to Bridges (W2B) program is based on the U. S. Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program and brings students from the university together with students from the prison to study for a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correctional Institutions, Females, Experiential Learning
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Pandya, Samta P. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
Faith-based organizations (FBOs) have an important presence in contemporary civil society and have gained further prominence through their repertoire of social welfare and services. This study engaged social work educators (n = 316) across nine countries to examine their perceptions of including discourses on faith and FBOs in the social work…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Religious Cultural Groups, Churches
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